Theatreland Memorabilia

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Aida

Music: Giuseppe Verdi. Libretto: Antonia Ghislanzoni based on a story by Auguste Mariette

Productions

Cairo Opera House, 1871
Covent Garden, 1876
Royal Opera House, 1954
London Coliseum, 1979
London Coliseum, 1982, ENO

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Cairo Opera House
First performance: 24th December 1871

CharacterPlayed By
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Convent Garden
First performance: 22nd June 1876

CharacterPlayed By
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Royal Opera House
1954 Season

Cast on Friday 23rd July 1954
260th performace at the ROH
CharacterPlayed By
Ramphis, the High PriestMarian Nowakowski
Radames, Captain of the GuardsJames Johnston
Amneris, the Pharaoh's daughterNell Rankin
Aida, the slave of AmnerisJoan Hammond
The PharaohMichael Langdon
A MessengerHector Thomas
A PriestessJoan Sutherland
Amonasro, King of EthiopiaJess Walters
Premiere DanseuseGillian Lynne
ConductorEmanuel Young
Corps de BalletSadler's Wells School
Ballet MasterHarold Turner

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London Coliseum
First performance: 26th September 1979

CharacterPlayed By
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London Coliseum
First performance: 13th January 1982
English National Opera/ENO. English version: Edmund Tracey.
Conductor: Charles Mackerras. Original Production: John Copley.
Production revised by: David Gollins. Original Designs: Stefanos Lazaridis.
Lighting Designer: John B Read. Lighting revised by: Roger Frith.
Choreographer: Tommy Shaw. Staff producer: Keith Warner.

CharacterPlayed By
RamfisRichard Angas
RadamèsKenneth Woollam
Jan. 13, 16, 21, 23
RadamèsKenneth Collins
Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 9 ,12
AmnerisMargaret Kingsley
Jan. 13, 16, 21, 23
AmnerisJanet Coster
Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 9, 12
AidaElizabeth Vaughan
The King of EgyptSean Rea
MessengerAlan Woodrow
High Priestess of PtahAngela Bostock
AmonasroJohn Rawnsley

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